John C. Compton, Sr.1629 - 1718 (89 years)
Name John C. Compton Suffix Sr. Born 1629 England Gender Male Emigration 1664 England Died 18 Jan 1718 Charles, Maryland Notes
John C. Compton and his son Mathew Compton both used the Compton family of Northampton, England's seal on documents. The family is in the Earle of Northampton and is listed in Burke's Peerage.
(from Sarah Browder 12/15/03)
JOHN COMPTON (1-1) the first of this family to reach American soil as far as
is known, came to Maryland from England about 1662. CAVALIERS and PIONEERS by
Nugent Vol I p 147 shows a John Compton transported to Mockjack Bay area of
Va near the Severn River by Thomas Williams in Aug 31, 1643. The question
that will probably remain unsolved is whether this is our John Compton or not.
(According to Skordas' "Early Settlers of Maryland" John Compton was in Charles
Co prior to 1664 L. 7 f 490 ).Some will argue that if a person was transported
by someone else then how could he have obtained land so quickly. His first
piece of land was Brathwood, in Charles Co, an estate of 800 acres surveyed
for him was patented 12 June 1665. Also a patent of 200 acres called Boswell
was also issued the same year. So it seems John was not destitute when he
arrived to have acquired over 1000 acres of land. In 1675 he married Mary Clarke,
widow of Robert Douglas and daughter of John Clarke( will dated 12 Aug 1698-
6.177) and probably granddaughter of Robert Clarke (will dated 21 July
It appears John Compton was born in England circa 1629 and died by 18 Jan
1717/18 Charles Co, Md when will was probated.
John Compton appraised estate of John Clarke 9.212 Inv. Lb 63.11.0 26 Nov
1696 (Md Inventories and Accts V 3 p 150
(V 6 p 14 Mary Douglas 20.27 acct Charles Co Lb 20.9.8 payments to Dr
Briscoe, Sarah Smith (extrx of Ralph Smith) due on administration of estate of
Robert Douglas. Admins. John Compton Jr.
The following children were known from this marriage:
2-1 John Jr, b 9/21/1667; d. 1714; m. -left 3 ch. under age of 9
2-2 Samuel b 6/11/1669; d. 1703; m. Ann ?
2-3 MATHEW see below:
2-4 Gerrard, b 10/8/1673
2-5 Elinor, b 7/21/1677; m 9/21/1694 Henry Hardy
2-6 James, b 5/20/1679
2-7 Rachel b 5/22/1681
2-8 William d 1725 (no real proof of him)
John Compton -900 acres called Boswell in St Mary's Co (Land Office Patents 7
p 499 and 502 dated 24 Jan 1664) and Edward Swann 200 acres called Chestnutt
Point in Charles Co and 1200 acres in St Mary's Co called Eagleton -same
book and page . Edward Swan transported persons in 1662, 1663, and 1664. John
Compton was witness and also stated he was due land by custom of colony for
transporting himself into
Charles Co( Land Office Patents Bk 8 p 460-464. What with closeness of John
and Edward Swan it is only natural that their families would intermarry,
considering the scarcity of those entering the colony at that time. More on the
Swann/Swan family in that chapter.
John Compton's will was made 29 May 1713 and was probated Charles Co 5 March
1718(Charles Co. Accts: L 2. f 447). Heirs given as "eldest son John-2/3 of
land lying both in Charles and St. Mary's counties and 2/3 of estate, both
household and goods chattles and horses"; "son Mathew 1/3 of patented land in
both Charles and St. Mary's", after their deaths it shall pass to nearest of
Compton kin of either son. Both sons were appointed executors. Test: Phillip
Briscoe, Sr, John Fairfax, Susanna Briscoe Liber 15 folio 8 (No mention of
wife or other children.)
Abstracts of Inv. & Accts of Prerog. Ct of Md-Skinner V 8 p 35 John Compton,
Jr. 36A. 242,235 Acct. Charles Co Lb 13.15.8 27 Aug 1714 Lb 37.18.7
Admr: John Compton Sr
1664, Dec 21: Claimed rights at his lordship's land office for 50 acres of land for own personal adventure into Maryland. At same time he showed importation of a Richard Louder, acquiring 50 acres, and another 100 acres assigned to him for bringing in Thomas Thorowgood and wife Frances. Thus he came in on his own and unmarried. Therefore he was immigrant ancestor.
1665: Obtained 200 acres in St. Mary's Co "Boswell." John Compton and Robert Page of Maryland received, by patent, 800 acres. The land is called "Brothwood," lying in St. Mary's County in the woods, bounded by land of Edward Swann. Swann's land was called Sageston (Egglestone?)
from Sarah Browder:
1665: John COmpton and Robert Page of Maryland received, by patent, 800 acres.
The land is called BRATHWOOD, lyingin St. Mary's Co in the woods, bounded by
land of Edward Swann. Swann's land was called EGGLESTON in May 15,1666. John
Compton and Robert Page assigned Brathwood to Walter Bayne.
1666, May 15: John Compton and Robert Page assigned Brotherwood to Walter Bayne.
1677: list of debts of the estate of Robert Hunt includes John Compton.
1686: Appraised the estate of John Clarke, deceassed of Charles Co Dec 1686.
1698: witnessed the Charles County will of Ralph Smith.
1702, Mar 2: in a deed, land in Chas Co. called Watson's Choice, was said to be bounded by Edward Swan and John Compton. Liber Z p. 4.
1705, Jan 28: deed from John Compton, planter, to Cornelius White, Gent. The land adjoins the land of John Pile's Saram Manor and John Compton. Laid out for 50 acres. Witnessed by Robert Saintclair, John Sander. Liber Z page 273.
1712/13, Feb 18: a witness of the deed from John Woodyard, carpenter, and Jane, his wife, to Henry Brett. Liber D#2, Page 40.
1713, May 29. Wrote a will in Charles County. Left 2/3 of patent land and 2/3 of his personal estate to his eldest son John, and 1/3 of each to son Mathew. The land lies in both Charles and St Mary's Counties. Ref: Maryland Calendar of Wills, vol IV p. 191.
5 Mar 1718. William Compton who signed inv. of John Compton Sr as next of kin, must have been a son & heir of John Jr.
Person ID I15180 Lythgoe-Donaldson Last Modified 15 Jul 2010
Father John Compton, b. Abt 1603, Crannbrook, Kent, England , d. Bef 10 Nov 1664, Roxbury, Massachusetts (Age ~ 61 years) Mother Susannah Freeman, b. Abt 1605, Essex, England , d. 10 Nov 1664, Roxbury, Massachusetts (Age ~ 59 years) Married Abt 1628 Family ID F6991 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 1 Mary Rebecca Clarke, b. Abt 1645, Maryland , d. Bef 1718, Charles, Maryland (Age ~ 72 years) Married Abt 1666 Charles, Maryland Children 1. John C. Compton, Jr., b. 21 Sep 1667, Charles, Maryland , d. 1714, Maryland (Age 46 years) 2. Samuel Compton, b. 11 Jun 1669, Maryland , d. Bef 6 Mar 1704, Charles, Maryland (Age < 34 years) + 3. Mathew Compton, Sr., b. 17 Jun 1671, Charles, Maryland , d. 8 Sep 1747, Charles, Maryland (Age 76 years) 4. Gerard Compton, b. 1673, Maryland , d. Aft 1674 (Age > 2 years) 5. Eleanor Compton, b. 21 Jul 1677, Maryland , d. Aft 1678 (Age > 2 years) 6. James Compton, b. 1679, d. Aft 1747, Saint Mary, Maryland (Age > 69 years) 7. Ralph Compton, b. 1681, d. Aft 1682 (Age > 2 years) Family ID F6992 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family 2 Ann Compton, b. 1629, Maryland , d. Aft 1666 (Age > 38 years) Married Abt 1665 Family ID F6993 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 1629 - England Emigration - 1664 - England Married - Abt 1666 - Charles, Maryland Died - 18 Jan 1718 - Charles, Maryland = Link to Google Earth